College football roundup
Local interest • Visiting Oberlin (2-1, 1-1 NCAC) suffered its first loss of the season, 34-0, at Wittenberg. Zach Taylor threw for 213 yards for the Yeomen.
•Visiting Urbana toppled Lake Erie (0-3), 37-10. MikeMuzic kicked afield goal in the first quarter for the Storm, and Javarian Smith rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
• D.J. Greene rushed for 286 yards and four touchdowns as Notre DameCollege (2-1, 2-1 MEC), won, 47-35, at West Virginia State.
• Visiting MountUnion (2-0, 1-0OAC) forced six turnovers and scored on seven of its eight first-half possessions on the way to a 69-3victory over Marietta. Freshman Josh Petruccelli rushed for 88yards and two touchdowns.
• Nathan Rourke threw for 152yards and two touchdowns as Ohio (2-1) defeated Kansas, 42-30, extending the Jayhawks’ road losing streak to 42games, the longest active streak in the nation.
• Jacob Park passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns, including a 43-yarder to Marchie
Murdock, as visiting Iowa State (2-1) pulled away in the second half for a 41-14victory over Akron (1-2).
Park completed 24of 33 throws and a scored on a 14yard run for the Cyclones (2-1), whoequaled a school record by topping 40points for the third straight gameto start the season.
• Chase Litton threw for one touchdown and ran in another to lead host Marshall (2-1) to a 21-0winover Kent State (1-2).
• Ma’lik Richmond played in Youngstown State’s 59-9win over Central Connecticut State, a day after a federal appeals court declined a university request to keep the defensive end from playing. Richmond, 21, wasconvicted of rape as a teenager in Steubenville, and he sued Youngstown State this week after the school allowed him to join the football team but then told him he couldn’t play this season. Top national games
• Feleipe Franks heaved a 63yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland as the clock expired, and host No. 24Florida (1-1, 1-0SEC) beat 23rd-ranked Tennessee (2-1, 0-1), 26-20, in a wild, wacky and sometimes unwatchable rivalry game.
Franks scrambled away from the rush on a first-and-10play with 9seconds remaining and found Cleveland behind safety Micah Abernathy for a Hail Mary that no one — especially the Volunteers — saw coming.
The final play capped a crazy fourth quarter in which the teams combined for 37points and little, if any, defense.
• Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns, and Jacobi Francis broke up a fourth-down pass in the closing seconds in host Memphis’ 48-45victory over No. 25 UCLA (2-1). Francis’ breakup with 56seconds left prevented another fourth-quarter comeback by Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen. He was 34of 56 for 463yards and four TDs. The Tigers are 2-0.
• Jalen Hurts passed for 248 yards and two long touchdowns and rushed for 103 yards to lead No. 1Alabama (3-0) to a 41-23victory over Colorado State.
• Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 79yards for a score andQuinn Nordin tied a school record withfive field goals, helping hostNo. 7Michigan (3-0) overcome offensive struggles to beat Air Force (1-1), 29-13. The Wolverines didn’t lead by more than three points
until Peoples-Jones’ touchdown early in the third quarter.
• Mason Rudolph threw five touchdown passes, all in the first half, for visiting No. 9OklahomaState (3-0) in a59-21win over Pittsburgh (1-2). Rudolph completed 23 of 32 passes for 497yards before being pulled in the third quarter with the Cowboys in full command. He did throwhisfirst interception of the season, ending a streak of 216 passes without a pick dating to last season. It wasthe longest active streak in the FBS.
• Alex Hornibrook threw for 256yards and four touchdowns for visiting No. 10Wisconsin (3-0) in a 40-6victory over BYU(1-3). TheBadgers met little resistance as they put the game away in the first half and led 24-6at halftime.
• Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes and ran for twomorescores to help host No. 7Mississippi State (3-0, 1-0SEC) rout LSU (2-1, 0-1). Aeris Williams led the Bulldogs with 146yards rushing and averaged 6.3yards per carry.
• Jalen Reagor made a leaping 38-yard catch between four defenders in the end zone on the last play of the first half, finally putting host No. 20TCU (3-0) ahead to stay against upset-minded SMU, 56-36.